LIVE this Sunday, June 3rd at 635pm Small Bites with Glenn Gross and Derek Timm of Bluejeanfood.com on Wildfire Radio is an ALL-STAR lineup. How do we know this??? Because as Nike said; BO KNOWS!!! That’s right; we are thrilled to welcome Bo Jackson. Bo is the first athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both MLB with the Kansas City Royals and NFL with the The Oakland Raiders and named ESPN’s Greatest Athlete of All Time. Bo will be joining us to talk about his amazing food line Bo Jackson's 34 Signature Foods. Over the years, Bo acquired a passion for preparing great tasting food in the kitchen and he wants everyone who enjoys cooking as much as he does to experience the quality of Bo Jackson Signature Foods. Small Bites was also honored to team up with Aversa PR & Events and Culinary Fight Club CEO Jiwon McCartney to present Philadelphia’s first CFC Mushroom Council Blended Burger Challenge using his Bo’s Burgers Patty Mix on May 3rd at Uptown Beer Garden MC'd by Christian Collins that benefited Fight2Feed with amazing talent like Chef Christine Hazel, Chef Enrico Botto, Chef Kwame Dennis and more judged by Doug Keiles, Lisa Keys and others. It was an intense and extremely close competition with Chef Brent Berry and Hiram Quintana coming out victorious with a chance to compete at the World Food Championships now. We can’t wait to talk to Bo and all about his Bo Jackson's 34 Signature Foods 🙂
Then to keep the ALL-STAR lineup continuing we are pleased to welcome Fogo de Chão. As Limp Bizkit and Snoop Dogg sang, Fogo de Chão is all about the red-light\green light. You ready to roll? The story of Fogo de Chão began in the mountainous countryside of Rio Grande do Sul in Southern Brazil. It is the lessons their founding brothers learned on their family farms that gave them the ambition to share their rich culinary heritage with the rest of the world. As a leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, specializing in the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meats over open flame, all of which are carved tableside by Brazilian-trained gaucho chefs. Fogo’s distinctive and authentic Brazilian dining experience begins with the seasonal Market Table and Feijoada Bar, which includes seasonal salads, soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more. The restaurant features a variety of simply seasoned meats that are fire-roasted by gaucho chefs, plus seafood, desserts, signature cocktails and an award-winning wine list. Well now internationally-renowned steakhouse Fogo de Chão is inviting guests to experience its newest seasonal offerings created just for summer. Standout items at the Market Table, which is available during Weekday Lunch for $15, include refreshing salads such as Watermelon Feta and Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella, plus a nutrient-dense Chickpea salad. Summer also brings the return of the Watermelon Fresca mocktail. The $15 Weekday Lunch includes the seasonal Market Table & Feijoada Bar plus family-style service of Brazilian side dishes. Guests may choose to add a single selection of fire-roasted meat for under $25, or indulge in the Full Churrasco Experience. What a treat!!
We’re still batting a thousand with another ALL-STAR. This time we welcome Chef Todd Toven to talk about Blackstone Products who is THE expert in outdoor griddles. Time to add outdoor griddling for delicious cooking that goes beyond the “same old, same old.” Anything that can be cooked on a typical grill can be cooked on a griddle --- along with thousands of other foods. By combining the latest technology with innovation, Blackstone griddles take families from breakfast to lunch to dinner with desserts and snacks in between. Foods that could never be cooked on a traditional grill can now be cooked outdoors using Blackstone Products. Think about cooking outdoors eggs, pancakes, bacon, stir fry, cheesesteaks, even delicate fish. Griddling is easy to learn and, even more importantly, easy to clean. The transportable Blackstone griddles are perfect for tailgating, camping, parties with friends and even those with limited outdoor space. Chef Todd Toven is an expert in outdoor cooking as Chef Todd after graduating from college in 1994 worked as a line chef and cook for a few different restaurants. This is where his creativity in the kitchen started to be developed. He eventually combined his cooking skills with his love for the outdoors. He started self-filming his high country hunts in 2008 and posting them on YouTube. He later started filming videos on wild game cooking, camp cooking, camping, and other outdoor-related topics. His videos have now received MILLIONS of views from outdoor enthusiasts around the world! Check out Chef Todd’s YouTube channel at
Finally we have the ALL-STAR sugar buster. We can’t wait to would founder and CEO Björn Öste of Good Idea Drinks. Good Idea Inc. is the US subsidiary of Swedish food & biotech company Aventure AB. Good Idea – the Swedish Sugar Buster is available in the company webshop (www.goodideadrinks.com), on Amazon and at various retailers across the US. Currently the company is working with KeHE and major nationwide distributors. In addition, to traditional retailers and grocery chains Good Idea is working closely with corporate wellness centers, nutritionists and other leading health care professionals to make the Swedish Sugar Buster available in retail and food service. Good Idea –the Swedish Sugar Buster is designed and scientifically proven to help a healthy person handle the sugar spike following a carb-rich meal. Now paving the way in the supplement category and earning recognition in Prevention Magazine. Many ordinary meals such as burgers, pizzas, fries, white bread and even sushi contain fast carbs that make the blood sugar spike and then drop again like a stone. Most people recognize this as the slump that can occur after a meal. In the long run, these recurring spikes and lows put a strain on the metabolism. Good Idea contains an all-natural blend of five amino acids and chromium in flavored sparkling water, clinically proven to help the body handle the sugar spike following a meal. With Good Idea they are targeting to disrupt the soda industry with their Swedish Sugar Buster. They aim at providing great tasting and sustainable alternatives to sugary beverages that are not only sugar free, but that also busts your blood sugar spikes for a balanced blood sugar level following a meal. Sounds great to us!
Small Bites Radio correspondent Actor John DiRenzo is out and about with his valuable insight and experience in the culinary world so be sure to catch him on QVC and QVC2 selling the high quality Copper Chef products.
You say you STILL NEED MORE!!! Don’t forget we still have our regular weekly segments from Courier-Post nightlife correspondent and The New York Times recognized John Howard-Fusco for his news of the week and please remember that John’s book “A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums & Cabernet Franc” from Arcadia Publishing The History Press is now available to buy, Chef Barbie Marshall who is a Chef Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen Season 10 finalist and appeared on Season 17 of FOX Hell’s Kitchen #AllStars, and Chef Barbie was named Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light will delight us with her tip of the week, and a joke of the week from legendary joke teller Jackie Martling of The Howard Stern Show fame and Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling with his autobiography “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern” from Post Hill Press with foreword by Artie Lange available to order on Amazon.com. Fat Jack's BBQ and Bluejeanfood.com hope you will use the TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated LIVE Sundays on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, distributed by satellite through the Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, and Try This Dish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world! Also repeats of our shows are available to be listened to daily on the above platforms 5:30pm-6:30pm and on Mondays at 10am on Wildfire Radio, and as usual the newest episodes are available the following day on iTunes and PlayerFM.